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Woolly aphid

Observed: 21st May 2010 By: KluutKluut’s reputation in InvertebratesKluut’s reputation in InvertebratesKluut’s reputation in Invertebrates

Woolly aphid colonies on a Bramley apple tree. The dense fluffy white covering is amazingly good protection - I have only ever seen greater spotted woodpeckers eating them - they will fly off with beakfuls to feed nestlings, looking like they are rabid or about to have a shave. They are completely ignored by numerous titmice and finches that scour the bark for food.
the aphids are present all year but are especially abundant now. they cause huge damage in the form of large knobbly/warty growths that may be visible.

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